Plasticity in mesencephalic and retinal polarity formation in avian embryos.

@article{Matsuno1994PlasticityIM,
  title={Plasticity in mesencephalic and retinal polarity formation in avian embryos.},
  author={Tomoya Matsuno and Harukazu Nakamura},
  journal={Neuroscience research},
  year={1994},
  volume={19 1},
  pages={1-8}
}
Polarity and its plasticity in the avian mesencephalon and the retina are reviewed. Rostrocaudal polarity of the tectum (dorsal mesencephalon) is revealed by the gradient of engrailed gene expression, by its cytoarchitecture, and by positional specification of tectal cells which retinal fibers read to find their targets. In the ventral mesencephalon, the polarity is revealed by directional growth of tectofugal axons. To examine the plasticity in rostrocaudal polarity, rostrocaudal orientation… CONTINUE READING